Amanda Quick: Ravished

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Not the prettiest her sister is yet so many guys when she goes to London are at her feet I know she couldnt afford a season before this time and she s 25 which means old maid in these times But if all these guys here are at your feet none were at home I wonder why Maybe it s your obsession with bones and that you have literally nothing to talk about except themSHE WANTED TO BE INCLUDED IN EVERYTHING HE DID For one it wasnt proper nor did it happen in that time But she sat there and demanded Gideon everything Like if he didn t listen to her she would go around him and force him to do it Let him handle it She NEVER listened to him Not once It was her way or the highway And although Gideon tried to put her in her place she didn t accept that Look I m all here for GIRLPOWER But not stupid and dangerous power let him do what he needs toI didn t feel a strong connection between the characters I could see Gideon s but hers was almost nonexistent Yes she claimed to like him first and all that but it seemed her fossils were important and she stated a whole bunch about how she would rather be talking about fossils 40 million times through the book Like I dont even want to hear about fossils for the next monthOh And she claimed the place where she dug fossils at to be hers ALL THE TIME Bitch you do not own those those are Gideon s legally and even then anyone could dig on those She was The Greek Tycoons Revenge uick to defend her friends when they actually did some wrong shit ALSO THE DAMN TOOTH Once we hear about it its all she fuckin thinks about I loved when we switched to what Gideon was thinking about because she annoyed meI did like one thing though She didn t care about Gideon s face That was a genuine aspect in her She didn t mention it she didnt find himgly and she generally never thought about it My first Amanda ick and most defiantly not my last Loved everything about this book The plot the charactersit all radiated true originality This one s definatly going into my shelves of favourites 4 12 starsI like Beauty and the Beast tales and Ravished is many reader s favorite Amanda ick novel so I chose it as my introduction to her work I m glad to say I was not disappointed I loved Gideon from the start and he was everything but The Beast of Blackthorne Hall the nickname he received due to his shady reputation and his sinister appearance I was expecting to meet a dark tortured hero but he was actually The Queens Choice uite funny Harriet was a different matter and it took me some time tonderstand her She came dangerously close to becoming a TSTL heroine when she put herself in danger by refusing to listen to Gideon s reasoning not only once but twice Her redeeming point was her never faltering trust in Gideon jumping at one time literally to his defense whenever someone dared to speak ill of himAs for the story it was entertaining funny and fast paced Some events and particularly Harriet s reaction to them were The Cowboy Wants a Wife! unusual for lack of a better word but in the end I thought thatirkiness was fitting I wasn t too surprised with the identity of the master villain even though I spent most of the time thinking it was someone else Considering this was a romance and not a mystery thriller novel I have no complaints And the ending Ah I love closing a book with a smile on my face A very amusing entertaining HR read The heroine annoyed me a bit at first but then I warmed To Defy a Sheikh up to her and endedp really enjoying the book DNF 50 % Maybe 255 despite not finishing which has to do with my current mood It s not a bad book and the writing is good I must say the heroine annoys me with her antics Much that I m a bona fide nerd I actually hate it when bluestocking heroines get so single minded in their pursuit of knowledge that they don t pay attention to people and clues in their environment and placing themselves in dicey situations Surely bookish intelligence and common sense are not mutually exclusive concepts The secondary charact. And clever who could help her rout the The Highlander and the Wolf Princess (Legend of the Faol, unscrupulous thieves who weresing her beloved caves to hide their loot But when Harriet summoned Gideon Westbrook Viscount St Justin to her aid she could not know that she was summoning the devil himself Dubbed the Beast of Blackthorne Hall for his scarred face and lecherous past Gideon was strong and fierce and.

There was a good deal I liked about this book Gideon was great Even though early on he s all I ve forgotten what love is you can tell he cares for Harriet a lot and will Whiteout (Threes Allowed, uickly grow to love her The rumors about him are pretty messedp but you know instantly they don t fit his character The sex scenes while not always as descriptive as I would have liked were hotMy main problem was the heroine She constantly put herself in dangerous situations Then she was always telling Gideon to stand down and let every offense slide The one that really bugged me because she tried to dissuade Gideon against it for manyyyy pages was when Gideon wanted to duel someone and Harriet is like I know this psycho trapped me and planned to rape me had I not escaped but stop this foolishness right now and don t you dare duel him over my honor Now maybe I ve read too many mafia romances or something but I would ve been like Gut him like a fish and bring home his testicles so I can make a necklace out of them and mail it to his mama But hey that s just meThe whole mystery behind the fossil tooth and who the mastermind of the ring of thieves was ok I didn t really care either way But the person behind it was surprising as well as some of the other things he confessed to Unknowingly I ve read this earlier in 2008 I had no idea since Amanda The Princes Ultimate Deception (Monte Carlo Affairs, uick s covers and titles have a striking resemblance Titles are one word and cover is one colored too but in different shades and featuring an objectThe title and c This story is a beauty and the beast retelling with two interesting main characters Harriet Pomeroy a fossil enthusiast and the viscount Gideon St Justin Gideon got the name beast because of his large size mean attitude and his scar over his eye Also because it was said that he drove his fianc to kill herselfIt got boring at times and they had sex soickly that I was so confused on if they were going to even have a relationshipBut I did have time after that to find out that the heroine is completely annoying Like he had to literally ask did she favor her fossils over him And she said she favored him but shit you can t be too sure Tbh I dont think she told the truth She literally gets herself into so much trouble over these fossils over 20 times throughout the book and it s completely stupid She was supposed to seem like a headstrong character but she was actually just stupid and rashGideon was a likeable enough He played his beast role except I was hoping true to the character hostility towards the heroine There was close to none here He really never did a wrong to her she always managed to get herself into stupid predicaments that need saving he does the saving and then reprimands her about it But she actually does say he s been nothing but nice to her the entire time One thing I dont like about him is that he never clarifies that the marriage truly wasnt of convience that he had some weird obsessionattraction even though she clearly only holds attraction to old ass rocks He never explained that to her and it s like it would have helped the plot a bitThen there was this whole backwards mystery in this book I m normally not a fan of mystery in my historical romances so that was new Who was planting stolen property in the caves Why did this really matter Well because she decided the cave was hers and that she didnt want any fossil hunters to find what belongs to her Once again BITCH THE CAVE DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU As I type this I m serious starting to hate the heroine even Whenever she and her club met Breaking the Governesss Rules up to talk I always skippedskimmed those partstterly BORING And plus she talked about them too much I honestly have no idea how the hero even fell in love with her I literally only know one thing about her she likes fossils Like you have no idea every other page she talks about fossils It got to the point where he decided to help The Christmas Children (The Mellow Years use it as foreplay It was literally just no justghThen she says she Also see Alternate Cover Edition for ISBN 9780553293166 here From the cozy confines of a tiny seaside village to the glittering crush of the a fashionable London soiree comes an enthralling tale of a thoroughly mismatched couple poised to discover the rapture of loveThere was no doubt about it What Miss Harriet Pomeroy needed was a man Someone powerful.

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Ers are good I like the hero The pacing just slowed right down in the middle Once they got together there was no bantering and little spark Review Up There she goes again Gideon warned his mother You had better stop her Too Strong to Deny/Savage Awakening/Jack Riordans Baby/His Forbidden Passion uicklynless you want the conversation to revert to fossils So I generally try to stay far away from bluestocking heroines in HR specifically the eccentric kinds simply because they are typically not always written to such a slanted degree that it comes off obnoxious and to be completely honest historically inaccurate Such was the case here My first Amanda The Firefighters Christmas Reunion uick book and I can see she likes to go forirky hammy characters and campy plots that are not that complicated or mysterious and a little too thin I personally prefer meat to the story and characters that I don t picture ashow can I put this delicatelywell not like this The heroine Harriet was very hotcold for me I found her inconsistent at times I was cheering her on at places and at others I wanted someone to duck tape her mouth shut She s this hardcore fossil enthusiast to the point that the girl is racing down a bluff like a kid whose hair is on fire to confront fossil hunters from taking over her precious cave The villains Rogues Her precious fossil tooth is The Life of Corgnelius and Stumphrey unprotected State of emergency Police Help Where is the Jurassic Park dude when you need him She gets in blistering huffy arguments with everyone and anyone who says stupid things and defends the hero staunchly which I got a real kick out of Nobody diss the Beast in front of her Proceed with caution But then there were moments where Iestioned this girl s much touted intelligenceoh YES there s besides the fossil stupidity view spoiler The whole kidnapping scheme was ridiculous and hurl to the wall worthy This girl suddenly lost her tongue and indignation all because the people who spirited her off are her fossil enthusiast friends They lure her into a carriage and spirit her off to Gretna Green to marry her to someone else She indulges them and stays silent and twists Gideon s arm to drop his demand for satisfaction all because they meant well Huh No and no Idiocy is idiocy When someone is taken somewhere by forceor The Amish Midwife (Lancaster Courtships, unawares it IS kidnapping Note cute hide spoiler I love Regency romances I am a Georgette Heyer tragic from way back but many of today s efforts are very weak and formulaic This one is neither of those things and I was in my reading element The two main characters were delightful the conversation was witty and the formula was thrown out the window Guess what no misunderstandings between our purported lovers to separate them and lead them astray In this book our hero and our heroinenderstand each other from the start and have each other s backs throughout the story It was fun it was fresh and I loved it Ravished is one of my all time favorite Amanda The Greeks Acquisition uick novels It s a wonderful story with likable characters and I must have read it at least 3 times already Gideon is a scarred brooding semi outcast whose own parents don t believe in his innocence Despite having reason to be bitter and harsh than the immature heros of many other romances Gideon never behaves like a jerk or takes out his anger on the heroine He can be arrogant and dictatorial but he is tender to and proud of Harriet from practically the beginning Harriet is eccentric geekily obsessed with fossil collecting intelligent a bit bossy a bit plain and on the shelf in her mid 20 s She s no shrinking violet and is not afraid to go for it when she and Gideon get stuck in a cave alone overnight Their bond is wonderful she believes in him and defends him verbally and in 1 memorable scene physically to everyone and he sees her as beautiful There are some nice passionate scenes Some good humor too when Harriet s geeky friends try to save her from the Beast Assorted villains including a rival fossil hunter add to the plot But the focus remains on the romance and it s lovely sig. Notoriously menacing Yet Harriet could not find it in her heart to fear him For in his tawny gaze she sensed a savage pain she longed to soothe and a searing passion she yearned to answer Now caughtp in the Beast’s clutches Harriet must find a way to win his heart and evade the deadly trap of a scheming villain who would see them parted for all time.

Jayne Ann KrentzThe author of over 40 consecutive New York Times bestsellers JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic suspense often with a psychic and paranormal twist in three different worlds Contemporary as Jayne Ann Krentz historical as Amanda uick and futuristic as Jayne Castle There are over 30 million copies of her books in print She earned a BA in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University in California Before she began writing full time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate librariesMs Krentz is married and lives with her husband Frank in Seattle Washington Pseudonyms